Not all of our wood is treated like this piece was.
I was processing it under the direction of a Luthier who makes high end acoustic guitars.
This was some of the wood that will be resawn thin and bookmatched for guitar backs.
I misunderstood your comments. My apologies.
Here is how it looks after the first coat of it's finish (beeswax and orange oil)
There will be several more coats over the next couple days.
Looks like I don't get to keep this one.
My Boss keeps saying how much he likes it.
I'm kind of slow but I can take a hint.